Dear all, I'm a newbie to cable modem. Me and some friends intend to use internet cable under one account. I mean just one person registers the service and all of us will share the monthly fee. When we use the dial-up, there's no problem because one master account can create several member accounts and we can use the service at different locations (we don't live in the same house). Frankly we're too new about internet cable or DSL so we don't know how to share the service like we did with dial-up before. Please help us with any idea! Thanks in advance
You cant do this with cable or DSL because a user account is assigned to a particular phone number. If this was the case there would be no end of problems trying to route sessions through virtual circuits to ISPs hence the RADIUS servers that direct your connection from the phone company to ISPs only allow one account to be used on one line.
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Hi Jake, Thanks for your help. I've just heard that some people can use one line (DSL/cable) from a few different locations. They did by activating those modems (just 2 or 3 modems only) at the "legal" location. For example, I registered cable internet at my house. So you and maybe another 2 of our friends can use this service with me (no addtional fee at all) by connecting your modem & our friends' modems to my PC at my house and activating them. If we call & ask ISP people, they will say no except we use a hub to share the line or modem etc. I intend to find out more about this story. It's quite interesting to me because if it's true, we can save more. Thanks Jake PS: At present I & my friends have no cable/DSL modems so If you do and you're interested in this story, please test or check what I heard above.